Timberwolves Release Standing Room Only Tickets for Tonight’s Game

February 25, 2015

In anticipation of exhausting the final inventory of tickets for tonight’s game, the Minnesota Timberwolves have released 500 standing room only tickets. The tickets, priced at $25, are on sale now at the Target Center Box Office.

Due to the large anticipated turnout for the game, fans are encouraged to arrive early. Doors for season members open at 5:30 p.m., and doors for the general public open at 6 p.m.


Timberwolves Announce 1,000 Additional Seats Available for Garnett’s Return

February 24, 2015

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced this afternoon they have released all remaining ticket holds, adding 1,000 seats for Wednesday’s home game against Washington. The remaining tickets are available now to the public at www.timberwolves.com/wolvestix, the only source for authentic Timberwolves tickets with no fees.

Due to the large anticipated turnout for Wednesday’s game, fans are encouraged to arrive early at Target Center. Doors for season members open at 5:30 p.m. and general public doors open at 6 p.m.


Wolves to Introduce Kevin Garnett at Press Conference

February 24, 2015
What:

 

The Minnesota Timberwolves will host a press conference to introduce forward Kevin Garnett, who was acquired by the team in a trade on Feb. 19
Who: Newly acquired Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett and head coach Flip Saunders
When:

 

Tuesday, February 20

3:00 p.m.

Doors open at 2:00 p.m.

Where:

 

 

Target Center Skyway

600 First Avenue North

(Media can enter through the double doors across from the Wolves admin offices beginning at 2:00 p.m.)

Info:

 

The press conference will be streamed live on Timberwolves.com. Please note: Kevin Garnett will not be available for 1-on-1 interviews.

Shabazz Muhammad Injury Update

February 23, 2015

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that forward/guard Shabazz Muhammad will undergo season-ending surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in his middle finger (left hand). The surgery will be performed Monday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The injury occurred during practice on Wednesday, February 18. Muhammad played 12:43 last night vs. Phoenix, scoring seven points.

In 38 games this season, 13 starts, Muhammad posted averages of 13.5 points, on 48.9 percent shooting, and 4.1 rebounds per game. Muhammad participated in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in New York, totaling 10 points and five rebounds for the U.S. Team.


Wolves PR Department Accepting Credential, Photography and Seating Requests for Wednesday Night vs. Washington

February 20, 2015

Media members planning to attend the Minnesota Timberwolves game vs. the Washington Wizards at Target Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26 (7 p.m. tip) must reserve a seat and credential with the Timberwolves public relations department.

Due to the large expected media turnout, all media members, including those with full-season credentials, are required to RSVP in advance to reserve their seats. As a reminder, a season credential does not guarantee a seat.

Please send credential and seating requests to Wolves public relations coordinator Alex King (king@timberwolves.com) by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Priority seating for the game will be granted to working members who are on deadline.


Wolves Acquire Forward Kevin Garnett

February 20, 2015

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has acquired forward Kevin Garnett from Brooklyn in exchange for forward Thaddeus Young.

“We are excited to have Kevin Garnett back in Minnesota and playing for the Timberwolves,” said Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders. “When people think of the Timberwolves they think of KG. He had some great years for us and our organization and fans really respect what he’s done here in Minnesota and throughout his NBA career. KG will bring his usual strong work ethic and leadership and be a positive influence for our young team.”

“It means a lot to me to have Kevin Garnett back on our team,” said Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. “I have great respect for Kevin as a person and a player. He was the first player we drafted after I bought the team and we got to see him develop into one of the best players in the world. Like our fans, I’m excited to be able to watch Kevin in a Timberwolves uniform once again.”

Originally drafted by Minnesota with the 5th overall pick of the 1995 NBA Draft, Garnett spent the first 12 seasons of his career with the Timberwolves and led the team to eight consecutive playoff appearances from 1996-97 to 2003-04, including a Western Conference Finals appearance in 2003-04. He was named the NBA MVP in 2003-04 after leading the Timberwolves to a Western Conference-best 58-24 record and No. 1 seed while averaging career-highs in points (24.2 ppg), rebounds (13.9 rpg) and blocks (2.2 bpg). Garnett still ranks as the franchise leader in nearly every major category, including games played (927), minutes (35,535), points (19,041), rebounds (10,542), assists (4,146), blocks (1,576), steals (1,282) and field goals (7,575).

Garnett was traded to Boston on July 31, 2007, where he went on to win his first and only NBA championship in 2007-08. Garnett averaged 20.4 points and 10.5 rebounds in the postseason during Boston’s championship run, anchoring the Celtics defense. He spent six seasons with Boston before being acquired by the Nets on July 12, 2013.

A 15-time All-Star and the 2007-08 Defensive Player of the Year, Garnett ranks first amongst active NBA players in both minutes (49,764) and rebounds (14,486) while ranking third in points (25,911). He needs just 236 more minutes to become just the fifth player in NBA history to accumulate over 50,000 career minutes. Garnett has averaged 18.3 points and 10.2 rebounds in 35.1 minutes per game over 1419 career contests, including averages of 18.2 points and 10.7 rebounds in 36.9 minutes per game over 143 career playoff appearances.

Young, 26, averaged 14.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 48 games with Minnesota this season. He was the Wolves’ leading scorer eight times, including scoring a season-high 29 points at Washington on Dec. 16. Originally acquired by the Wolves in a three-team trade on Aug. 23, Young holds career averages of 13.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 564 career games between Minnesota and Philadelphia.


Wolves Sign Guard Lorenzo Brown for Remainder of Season

February 19, 2015

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed guard Lorenzo Brown for the remainder of the season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Brown, 24, has appeared in five games (one start) with Minnesota, averaging 3.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per game. He played a career-high 47:55 against Cleveland on Jan. 31, dishing out a career-high nine assists.

Originally drafted by Minnesota with the 52nd pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Brown appeared in three preseason games before being waived on October 25, 2013. He signed with Philadelphia a month later, averaging 2.5 points and 1.6 assists in 8.6 minutes over 26 games.

Brown started this season in the NBA D-League, playing in 19 games (17 starts) with the Grand Rapids Drive and averaging 16.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. In his career, Brown has appeared in 39 games (31 starts) in the D-League and holds career averages of 17.1 points, 5.1 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per game.


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